Fried macaroni and cheese 

Fried macaroni and cheese 

When you have an entire pyrex dish of untouched macaroni and cheese, what should you do? Chill it overnight, and then fry it. Not whole of course.  Heres my step by step process in photos. Along with the recipe.  (Linda, just for you I went ahead and added It ASAP hehehe xoxo)

Ok, so here is the recipe. Its very basic, and the photos give you a really clear step by step of it all. 

1) make your mac and cheese the day before, put in a rectangular baking dish, you want it to be about 1″ thick. As an alternative you can put it in a round or square dish and then slice in half (like a cake layer) 

2) set up your breading area. Flour, eggs, and bread crumbs. Season each with salt and pepper. That is *crucial * 

3) using a biscuit cutter cut into 1″ circles. You could also slice into 1″ squares if you want. 

4) Dip each piece, one at a time. First in flour,  then egg, then crumbs. 

5) Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment.  I like to go the extra step and spray the parchment. 

6) Freeze OR fry immediately.  

7) Fry on the stove top in a medium sauce pan with about 3 inches of oil in it. The oil should be 350 for optimal frying. And fry till golden brown, then remove from oil and place on a papet towel to drain excess oil. 

8) Serve with marinara or ketchup,  or what ever sauce you prefer.  

A great way to keep from wasting oil if you only fry a few at a time, strain it through a coffee filter! It keeps the debris out and from burning and lets you use the oil again!

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New Life For Your Leftovers!

New Life For Your Leftovers!

I find it near impossible to cook for 2, which is the number of people I feed each night; therefore I always have leftovers. Unfortunately I don’t really like leftovers and that presents a problem.  I had to get creative and trick myself (and C) into thinking they weren’t leftovers! I have done several “status updates” on the facebook page about things to do with leftovers, but the problem with that is, status updates often are hard to find again when you are looking for one from months ago.  So, I created a page here on the blog to house all the great ways to reinvent your leftovers!  It will always be in the same spot, a little tab at the top of the page that simply says “Leftovers Reinvented.” when you need inspiration, head there.  When you have an idea you would like to share, head there.  If you have something I haven’t listed an idea for, leave a comment on the page, or write a post on the facebook page and I will be happy to help you out! But whatever you do, don’t toss those leftovers!

To check out the page click on the picture below!!

Welcome to the world of reinvented leftovers!

Welcome to the world of reinvented leftovers!

https://burlapandbutterknives.wordpress.com/leftovers/